39th International Man-Made Fibres Congress

Dornbirn 15-17 september 2000.

The three sections are dedicated to the following topics:

  • Man-Made Fibres and Textile Industry at the Turn of the Millennium. Status Reports with Contributions from the most important textile regions of the world
  • Innovations in Man-Made FIBRES: Raw Materials, Fibre Manufacturing, Fibre Types
  • E-Commerce in the Textile Chain
  • New Approaches in the Design of Special Garments and Technical Textiles
  • Specialities, new Technologies, Technology Synergisms
  • Protective Textiles: Protective Clothing and Home Textiles

The Congress at the turn of the millennium will be opened by a series of lectures on the definition of the present state and the development of the man-made fibres and textile industries - with contributions from the most important regions of the world.

These status reports will be underlined and examined in depth in successive papers on the technical elements of man-made fibres, dealing with the significance of Electronic Commerce for the textile supply chain, important innovations in man-made fibres, new functional and smart textiles as well as technical applications will be demonstrated.

An entire Section of the Congress will focus on protective textiles a field that is rapidly and widely gaining momentum.



Plenary Lectures

Prof. Dr. H. U. Schenck, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen (D)
Trends in Industrial Polymer Research

Dr. Michael G. Martl, Lurgi Zimmer AG, Frankfurt /M. (D)
Man-made Fibres Industry at the Turn of the Millennium from the point of View of
Industrial Engineering.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Wulfhorst, RWTH Aachen, Aachen (D)
Garn- und textile Flächenbildung in der Zukunft

Prof. Dr. Ing. Anton Schenek, FH Reutlingen, Reutlingen (D)
Production of Natural Fibres at the Turn of the Millennium

Paul O’Day, Präsident AFMA, Washington D.C. (USA)
The U.S. Manufactured Fibre and Textile Industry: Overview and Prospects

Prof. Ji Guo Biao, China State Textile Industry Bureau, Beijing (CN)
The Man-Made Fiber and Textile Industries in China - Great Past and Bright Future

O. P. Dhawan, Man-Made Textiles Research Foundation, Mumbai (IN)
Man-Made Fibre and Textile Industry in India in a Global Perspective

Masao Matsuzaki, Teijin Ltd., Tokyo (J)
Current Status and Trends in the Man-Made Fibres and Textile Industry in Japan

Speaker to be announced
Saudi Arabia’s Basic Industry (Polyester-Intermediates, -Polymers and -Fibres)

Colin M. Purvis, CIRFS, Brussels (B)
Meeting the Challenge: The European Man-made Fibres and Textile Industries at the Turn of the Millennium

Innovations in Man-Made Fibres

Fibre Manufacturing

Barry F. Whittaker*, Dr. K. Gandhi**, Allertex Group, Bradford, Chairman Int.Textile
Institute, Manchester*, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield**, (UK)
Man-Made Fibres - The Next Generation - Products and Machinery

Dr. Klaus Schäfer, BARMAG AG, Remscheid (D)
New Economic Technologies for the Manufacture of Textile PES-Filament Yarns

DI Renate Fourné, Fourné Polymertechnik GmbH, Alfter-Impelkoven (D)
Melt Spinning of Elastane Yarns

Dr.-Ing. Bruno Haider, SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, Lenzing (A)
Compact Spinning Plants for Polypropylene (FDY, POY, BCF)

Dr. Martin Nywit, Enka GmbH, Wuppertal (D)
High speed in Viscose Filament Production - The Real Frontiers

Ing. Johann Weber, Lenzing Technik GmbH & Co. KG, Lenzing (A)
New SXS Technology - an Innovation in the Viscose Staple Fibre Process

DI Markus Riedl, Dr. Rudolf Schmitz, DI Hans-Willi Louis, Enka tecnica GmbH, Heinsberg (D)
Online-Sensors: Cost Reduction by Early Detection of Defects During Fibre Production


Antonio Piccolini*, Josef Ferrè**, Mark Liebster***; Fil Man-Made Groupe, Signoressa di Treviso (I)*,
Catalana de Polimer, El Prat de Llobregat (E)**, Shell Chemicals, Brussels (B)***
CORTERRA® Staple Fibre - An Exciting New Fibre for Apparel and Technical Textiles

Isao Sakuragi, Kuraray Co., Ltd., Osaka (J)
The New Synthetic Fibre Kuralon K II

Keita Katsuma, Kanebo Gohsen Ltd., Sabae Fukui (J)

Alkali-Soluble Polymer and its Application to Fibres

Dr. Siegfried Kaufmann*, DI M. Feustel**, TITK e.V., Rudolstadt*, TITV e.V., Greiz**(D)
Optical Effects with New Synthetic Filament Yarns


Dr. Bernd Riedel*), Dr. Eberhard Taeger*), Dr. Wolfgang Riedinger**), TITK e.V., Rudolstadt*), Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, Neuwied**), (D)
Cellulosic Microfibres from a Synthetic Matrix

Dr. Thomas Roeder, Universität Graz, Graz (A)
Cellulose Characterisation of the State of Solution of the NMMO/Cellulosesystem

Mu Yao, The Quartermaster Research Institute of the General Logistics Department of CPLA, Beijing (CN)
Swelling Behaviour of Lyocell Staple Fibres in Alkaline Solutions

Dr. Mike A. Wilding, BSc Pinar Tasdelen, UMIST, Manchester (UK)
Structural Changes During Processing of Tencel Woven Fabrics

E-Commerce in the Textile Chain

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fischer, ITV, Denkendorf (D)
Electronic Commerce - Evolution or Revolution of the Textile Supply Chain?

Wolf Hackl, Sympatex Technologies GmbH, Wuppertal (D)
E-Commerce - A Change in Business Approach

Jean-Marc Dufour, N.Y. Consultant S.A., Boulogne-Billancourt (F)
Title to be defined

Dr.-Ing. Torsten Osthus, Osthus & Partner, Aachen (D)
An Internet-based Textile Product Information System

New Approaches in the Design of Garments and Technical Textiles

Functional and Smart Textiles

Dr. Arun P. Aneja, Dr. J. P. Obrien, Du Pont, Kinston (USA)
A Perspective on Opportunities for Fibre Innovations at the Turn of the Century

Stefano Minetti, Ing.Bernardo Staiano, Nylstar CD SpA., Cesano Maderno (I)
PA6/PA66 Fibres with Modified Cross Sections

Testuo Kotani, Toyobo Co., Ltd., Fukui-ken (J)
New Developments in „ESPA" Elastane Yarns

Roland Cox, Acordis Acrylic Fibres, Bradford (UK)
Outlast Fibre - Delivery of Thermal Regulation Where it is Needed

Ing. Markus Weder, EMPA, St. Gallen (CH)
How Effective are PCM Materials? Laboratory Measurements and Controlled Trials with Test Persons

Dr. Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Dr. A. Zemitis, Dr. K. Steiner, Inst. f. Techno- u.
Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM), Kaiserslautern (D)
Simulation of Moisture Transport in Textiles - Useful for the Textile Industry?

Dr. René Rossi, EMPA, St. Gallen (CH)
Sweat Management - Optimum Moisture and Heat Transport Properties of Textile Layers


Prof. Dr. E. W. Breitbart, Dermatologisches Zentrum Buxtehude, Buxtehude (D)
Garments with UV-Protection for Preventing Skin Cancer

Dr. Jürgen Rieker, Hohensteiner Institute, Bönnigheim (D)
Scientific and Practical Assessment of UV-Protection

Dr. Maike Rabe, Acordis UK Ltd., Wuppertal (D)
UV-Protection by Using Incorporated Pigments

Hans-Peter Härri, Ciba Spezialitätenchemie AG, Basel (CH)
Using Textile Finishing to Give UV-Protection

Antibacterial and Deodorising

Dr. med. Doris Waschko, Hohensteiner Institute, Bönnigheim (D)
Antimicrobial and Antifungal Properties of Textiles from the Medical Point of View

Dr. Guiseppe Salvio, Montefibre SpA, Acerra (I)
Terital Saniwear: A New Polyester Fibre with Antibacterial Activity

Jianwen Mao, Lawrence Murphy, Ciba Spezialitätenchemie Pfersee GmbH, Langweid (D)
Durable Freshness for Textiles - Antimicrobial Treatment

Dr. Maximilian Swerev, Hohensteiner Institute, Bönnigheim (D)
The Care of Textiles with Antimicrobial Finish

Technical Applications

H. Mori, Teijin Ltd., Osaka (J)
New Industrial Application of Polyester Yarns

Dr. Wim van der Goes*, Dr. Raffaele Tedesco**, Montefibre SpA, Milan*, Porto Marghera** (I)
A Specially Designed Fibre for Bituminous Composites

DI Erik Berndt, DI Peter Stockmann, RWTH Aachen, Aachen (D)
Raschel Warp Knitting Technology for 3D-textiles in Medical Engineering and in Textile-reinforced Concrete Applications

Daisuke Kawakami, Mototada Fukuhara, Toray Industries, Inc., Mishima-Shi (J)
Conjugated Fibres for Industrial Uses

Dr. Jianchun Zhang*, Juhai Guo**, The Quartermaster Research Institute of the General Logistics Department of CPLA*, Sichuan Universtiy**, Beijing (CN)
Mechanism and Regularity of Corona-induced Graft Polymerisation of Acrylic Acid onto PET Fabric

Protective Textiles

Prof. A. R. Horrocks, Bolton Institute, Bolton (UK)
Environment versus Safety: Flame Retardant Fibres and Textile Challenges and Solutions in Europe

Patricia Adair, ATMI American Textile Manufacturers Institute, Washington D.C. (USA)
Protective Textiles in the USA - Clothing and Home Textiles - with Special Focus on Flame Retardant Properties

Home Textiles

Dr. Heiner Zimmermann, Trevira GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt/M. (D)
New Developments with Trevira CS for Interior Textiles

Panel Discussion

The Future of Flame Retardant Home Textiles in Europe

Participants: Dr. A.Girrbach / Trevira GmbH (D), J.A. Salmurri-Trinxet / EU- Commission
(B), A. Tempesti / A.I.T.A. (I), N. Valentin / ITF Lyon (F), J.M. Schmitz/Schmitz Werke GmbH (D)

Protective Clothing

Franco La Scola, Klopman International, Frosinone (I)
Innovative Textiles and Virtual Network in the Protective Wear Market

Nicole Kopse, Deutsche Bundespost AG, Stuttgart (D)
Corporate Fashion - A Balancing Act between Fashion and Function

Heinz-Otto Körber, Henkel-Ecolab GmbH & Co., Düsseldorf (D)
Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment Relating to Industrial Washing Process

Noëlle Valentin, Institute Textile de France (ITF), Ecully Cedex (F)
Personal Protective Equipment: Overview and State of the Art in Standardisation Work and Certification


Gerd Hexels, Texplorer® GmbH, Nettetal (D)
Multifunctional Systems for Military Applications

Ph. D. Heidi L. Schreuder-Gibson, Ph.D. Philipp W.Gibson, US Army Natick Soldier Center, Natick (USA)
Protective Materials Based on Electrospun Nanofibers

Colin Dawson, Defence Clothing and Textile Agency (DCTA), Colchester (UK)
Development of a Smart Porous Textile

U. Kraemer, WIWEB, Erding (D)
Three-Layer Laminates with Membrane Materials in Weather-Protective Textiles for
Military Use

Hans Rudolf Damm, Polizei-Führungsakademie, Münster (D)
Ballistic Body Armour for the German Police Force

N.N. Twaron Products GmbH, Wuppertal (D)
Ballistic Body Armour with Twaron


Bruce Teele, National Fire Protective Assoc. (NFPA), Quincy (USA)
NFPA-Statistics on Fire Fighter Injuries and Deaths, with Special Consideration of the
Influence of Textiles During Structural Fire Fighting Operations

Dipl.-Chem. Hans Ralf Leistner, Hessisches Ministerium des Inneren und für Sport, Wiesbaden (D)
Experiences in Using Fire Fighter’s Protective Clothing

Dr. René Rossi, EMPA St. Gallen (CH)
Interaction between Protection and Physiological Parameters of Firefighter’s Protective Clothing

Prof. Dr. Hilmar Fuchs, DI Christian Vogel, Sächsisches Textil- forschungs-Institut e.V. (STFI), Chemnitz (D)
New Developments in Heat- and Fire-protective Textiles, Using Intelligent Solutions

Jean-Marc Sitar, Rhodia Performance Fibres, Colmar (F)
Kermel HTA: High Tech and Performance Level for Fire Brigades

Dr. Hans Dieter Eichhorn, BASF AG, Ludwigshafen (D)
Firefighters- and Heat-protective Clothing Using Basofil

Protective Workwear

Thomas Guttenberger, Acordis Sympatex Technologies GmbH, Wuppertal (D)
Sympatex-Protection Wear: Membrane Garments for Professionals

Sigudur Hardarson, DuPont International S.A., Geneva (CH)
High Tech Clothing Systems for the Construction Industry

Dr. Genevieve Laverty, DuPont International S.A., Geneva (CH)
Clothing made from Nomex® Fibres for Protection Against the Thermal Effects of Electric Arcs

Hiroshi Hosokawa, Satoru Takeuchi, Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd., Hiroshima (J)
Photo-thermal and Electro-conductive Acrylic Fiber "Thermocatch TM -W"

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